Home and Family

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Your Money Your Future logo
November 14, 2018

Life is not about money - but how you deal with oney has a huge impact on your quality of life, your family's life, and the life of your community.

When you have sound information and strong skills, you can make your money work for you and for your future. You can manage your money effectively, make better financial decisions and live according to your priorities. With sound financial management you can be financially secure throughout your life span.

Writing Your Retirement Paycheck logo
November 14, 2018

Take steps now to make your resources last a lifetime by determining your income needs in retirement and gathering current information about your retirement savings to evaluate progress and determine new savings goals!

Elderly man with cane
November 14, 2018
This highly interactive three-session program is designed to help participants recognize the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), to understand what causes PD, and how treatments work. The program will also describe what therapeutic activities can be done in the home.
Each 45-minute session will be led by ISU Extension and Outreach Field Specialist, Brenda Schmitt,  who is a trained class leader.
Elderly Couple photo
November 14, 2018
Do you provide care and support to a family member who is elderly, ill or has a disability?
Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilities. Families are challenged to determine what is best for the person needing care and the impact on the family.
 
The workshop series includes:
  • development of a notebook of financial records
  • presentations by community experts
  • case studies

Additonal Home and Family Resources

 

Extension to Families Newsletter:

WOW!  Words on Wellness Newsletter:

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

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    Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

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    A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • child care providers reviewing paperwork

    Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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